The ORA® Captive-Bred Extreme Misbar Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish originates from the reefs of the Coral Sea. It can be found individually, or more commonly, in pairs or small groups within the same anemone such as Heteractis magnifica or Stichodactyla mertensii. These beautiful Black Ocellaris have considerably less white than the regular Misbar Black and White Ocellaris. Some Extreme Misbars only have cheek dots and a saddle while others may only have a headbar or chinstrap. These captive-bred clownfish grow to a maximum size of 3 inches in the aquarium and may be kept singly or in groups.
Extreme Misbar Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish are truly one-of-a-kind, making them limited in numbers and availability. Extreme Misbars are selectively chosen by ORA® before being commissioned for breeding purposes.
The ORA® Captive-Bred Extreme Misbar Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish is very distinctive with its jet-black body and combination of partial white stripe(s) and possible adorning white cheek dots. As Juveniles these clownfish begin life donning an orange or umber coloration, as they mature they will begin to darken to their adult coloration. They are very hardy and are perfect for the novice or seasoned aquarist.
The Extreme Misbar Black and White Ocellaris Clownfish is a good candidate for a reef aquarium. If introduced to the aquarium at the same time, many varieties of tank raised clowns can be maintained together in the aquarium.
Captive-Bred clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.
Captive-Bred clownfish are omnivores, requiring both meaty foods as well as some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4” to 1-3/4”